National President of NAWOJ, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Omowole has said that proper training of women journalists could be their door to becoming facilitators on gender reporting.
Omowole made this known yesterday in Abuja at the opening of a gender reporting sensitivity training for women journalists.
Speaking at the 3 day workshop tagged “WAJA CPB Women Reporting Women: Nigeria In- Country Training”, Omowole said, ‘’ This training is expected to make facilitators who would also go to other countries to train people on gender reporting.”
A facilitator and beneficiary at a similar workshop at Bamako, Mali Mrs. Veronica Ogbelo told the women journalists that the workshop is expected to ginger them to proper gender reporting as women are not well reported in the country.
She said, ‘’Some research has shown that women are not well reported or represented at the management level in media organizations; so this workshop is supposed to ginger us, sensitize us to focus on women issues.’’
“ After the training in Bamako in Mali, I see women in everything I do, I dream women. After this training you should put on your gender lens by seeing women in everything you do. We should focus more on women because we are not reporting ourselves,” she said.
The Lead Facilitator from Senegal enjoined the participants to put on their gender lenses so they may be able to overcome such issues like gender imbalance, stereotypes, culture, Praised Nigerian women journalists for their capacity in proper reportage and knowledge sharing.
The workshop which is one in a series is a follow-up of training of women reporting women in Bamako Mali is expected to end at the end of this week.


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